Blog Posts tagged “SONA”

Final Term Begins…

Oct. 10, 2016 (3 years ago) — Comments

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive, NCOP Oversight Week and a review of the national budget.

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Infographic: Parliament 2016 - First term review

April 1, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

With the first term (26 January to 22 March 2016) of Parliament in 2016 done and dusted, the People’s Assembly takes a look at some of the Legislature’s activities from this period. The review provides a snapshot of the number of working days, bills processed, oral replies by ...

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The Week Ahead: All about #budget2016 and some legislating

Feb. 22, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

Finance Minister Pravin Gordan's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate the headlines this week. The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges and reassure investors about the country’s growth prospects.

During the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech, the ...

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Analysis: This week's SONA 2016 debate, an ideal electioneering platform

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

By MARIANNE MERTEN

zuma Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA.

The sequel to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address unfolds over two afternoons from Tuesday as MPs take to the National Assembly podium to debate last week’s presidential remarks. With local government elections later this year, it’s the ...

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The week ahead: A fiery week looms

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action scheduled in the National Assembly Chamber and the committee corridor.

The main events will be the debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the ...

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The Speech

Feb. 8, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a primetime tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for the President to simultaneously lay out his agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign.

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There are a few safe bets for Thursday ...

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The Week Ahead: All eyes on President Zuma and the EFF

Feb. 8, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on President Zuma as he delivers the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The speech is due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, cabinet, the judiciary, heads of chapter 9 institutions, business leaders, trade unions, foreign ...

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IJR Seminars: Snapshots of South Africa's democracy at 21

Feb. 3, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

In line with South Africa's State of the Nation Address and the Budget Speech, IJR will be hosting a series of dialogues and seminars on various current affairs topics ranging from racism to economic transformation. There will be seven events over a four week period. Attend one, or attend ...

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SONA: Go for the Big Five, President Zuma, you have nothing to lose

Feb. 2, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

By Judith February.

The President should focus on the multi-dimensional nature of South Africa’s crisis: from the economy, to racial polarisation, securitisation of the state, dysfunction and maladministration at local government, the problems are easily identifiable. The SONA should be easy to write. Go for the Big Five, and ...

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Everything you need to know about SONA 2016

Feb. 1, 2016 (3 years, 8 months ago) — Comments

When and what time is the 2016 State of the Nation Address?

President Zuma’s ninth State of the Address will be delivered on Thursday, February 11 at 19:00. In a break from tradition in February 2010, he delivered the SONA for the first time in the evening to ...

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